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Associate Degree Nursing (RN) Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 84
Program Start: Fall, Spring

Required Background Screenings to Participate in Clinicals

As a student in a health program at Hawkeye Community College you will be required to complete:

  • a criminal background check,
  • sex offender registry,
  • child abuse registry, and
  • dependent adult registry.

The outcome could possibly affect your opportunities to participate in the clinical setting.

Program Course Notes

  • You must achieve a minimum "B" grade or better in prerequisite courses BIO168, ENG105, and HSC108 and pass PNN100.

  • You must achieve a minimum "B" grade in BIO173 and a minimum "C" grade in all other courses required to complete the program.

  • Students may complete general education courses, marked with the gen ed icon◆, prior to full admission into the program.

2017–2018 Suggested Sequence of Study

 The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program in the academic year listed.

 When registering for classes refer to your Program Evaluation/Degree Audit to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

 Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

◆ General education course
► Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.

Course Descriptions: Show All | Hide All

BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 $711.00
ENG-105 Composition I 3 $533.25
HSC-108 Introduction to Health Professions 2 $483.50
PNN-100 Nursing Assistant * 3 $752.86
Total Credits 12

* PNN-100 must be completed through an accredited college. Applicants will need to provide an official transcript documenting successful CNA completion.

Semester 1
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 $711.00
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $533.25
MAT-156 Statistics -OR- 3 $533.25
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra -OR- 4 $711.00
Math Electives
PNN-115 Introduction to Nursing 4 $711.00
PNN-116 Introduction to Nursing Skills Lab 2 $1798.50
PNN-117 Nursing Clinical I 1 $316.75
PNN-207 Introduction to Pharmacology 3 $533.25
Total Credits 17

Semester 2
BIO-151 Nutrition 3 $533.25
PNN-311 PN Issues and Trends ** 1 $177.75
PNN-330 Medical-Surgical Nursing I * 5 $888.75
PNN-332 Lifespan and Health Promotion and Mental Well-Being 2 $355.50
PNN-333 Medical-Surgical Nursing II ** 5 $888.75
Total Credits 16

* First 8 -Weeks
** Second 8-Weeks

Semester 3
ADN-121 Transition to Professional Nursing 2 $355.50
ADN-122 Advanced Nursing Skills 2 $355.50
ADN-123 Physical Assessment 2 $1761.50
ADN-452 Complex Health Concepts Mod A 5 $888.75
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3 $533.25
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 $533.25
Total Credits 17

Semester 4
ADN-453 Complex Health Concepts Mod B 5 $888.75
ADN-458 Nursing Care of Special Populations 7 $1244.25
BIO-186 Microbiology 4 $711.00
Total Credits 16

Semester 5
ADN-315 Professional Roles of Nursing Practice * 2 $355.50
ADN-455 Complex Health Concepts Mod C * 3 $533.25
ADN-499 Passage to Professional Practice ** 1 $177.75
Total Credits 6

* Required summer course.
** Required summer course for fall start students.

Math Electives
MAT-122 College Algebra 5 $888.75
MAT-128 Precalculus 4 $711.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $533.25
MAT-210 Calculus I 4 $711.00
MAT-216 Calculus II 4 $711.00
MAT-219 Calculus III 4 $711.00

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Tracking Sheet

2016–2017 [pdf]

Student Success Specialist

Vic Palmer
Grundy Hall 140
319-296-2329 ext.1481
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Program Chair

Shawn Buhrow
Grundy Hall 173
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Pre-Health Student Success Specialist

Kay Wenzel
Grundy Hall 285
319-296-2329 ext.1063
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Pre-Health Program Advisor

Heidi Hudson
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014 ext.1079
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Department Secretary

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 135
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Interprofessional Health and Safety Services

Dr. Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 135
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